What You Need to Bring With You to Your Appointment
Driver’s License / Identification
Current Insurance Cards – Primary and Secondary
A referral from your Primary Care Doctor – if your insurance requires referrals to a specialist
Your COMPLETED paperwork
If you wear contact lenses, wear them to your appointment
If you are new to the Practice, please bring your contact information with you (e.g. box tab showing brand, base curve and power.
Payment for co-pays or non-covered expenses are due at time of service. We accept cash, checks and all Major Credit Cards.
When and Why Your Eyes Are Dilated
All New Patients – and Existing/Returning Patients being seen for the their annual exam – should expect to have their eyes dilated. The dilating drops cause your pupils to open wide allowing the doctor to see all the nerves and blood vessels at the back of the eye to check for signs of disease.
The dilating drops usually last four to six hours – or sometimes longer. During this time, your eyes will be sensitive to light and your vision will be blurry.
Remember to Bring Your Sunglasses
Because not everyone’s eye react the same to the dilating drops, you will need to access your own comfort level with driving. Most patients will not have a problem driving in the daylight, providing they have good sunglasses. Patients driving at night may have difficulty with glare caused by the oncoming car’s headlights. If you are not comfortable driving we suggest you arrange for someone to drive you home.
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